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Botanical blooms with a sweet color combination and a fun sketch

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Botanical blooms, fab friday, Freshly Made Sketches, Nobody Chic Texture Impression | 8 comments

The Botanical Blooms stamp set is one of my favorites! I have not used in quite some time. Today was the perfect opportunity to use it with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and the Fab Friday color challenge! The color combination that Fab Friday is using is totally awesome!!! I love the spring time feel of these colors.

The sketch from Freshly Made Sketches is perfect for those of us who love lots of layers!!!  You guys know that “layers makes everything better”

I took the sketch and turned it on its side. Just for something a little different. And I thought it would work better this way with the botanical blooms stamp set.

Botanical blooms stamp set

This set really does not look like much but, the layers of stamps really make a big impression. And when you couple this with the coronation dies…oh wow!!! Now you really have something awesome!!!

  • The flowers and leaves are stamped and die cut or just cut with dies.
  • The background flowers are stamped directly onto the whisper white panel.
  • The sentiment is from the live, love, grow stamp set
  • The background is the Boho Chic texture impression

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

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Peace and Much Love,


Go green or go home…

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in layered love | 0 comments

Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day.  One of my favorite days of the year.  Not for all the partying that it has turned into.  But, Because we get to celebrate a man who Glorified God.  It is not often that we get honor a man who was a slave and come back to the land who enslaved him to share the word of God.  If you do not know the story of St. Patrick it is quite interesting  and full of honor.  We all have a little St. Patrick’s in us.    A friend of my recently overcame a sort of slavery of her own.  She was in a job that had taken over.  Because of commitments to fellow employees and her relationships with them she was  reluctant to make the choices that was best for her.  She stayed with her comment until the end!  I love her so much for that!! Because, even though her situation was suffocating her to a slow death. Her love for her fellow workers was so great she was willing to sacrifice so that they could flourish.  The situation recently changed and my friend is now able to do what is best for her!!!  This is so amazing to watch!!!   Though in the traditional scene she has not been a slave.  But, more than once she said to me she has been set free!!!  I  was thinking about this when, I thought that most of us have experienced some form of captivity.  It is defiantly not what others have been through, but in some way we all know what it feels like to be set free…. I am so excited for my friend because, now finally she gets to do thing her way…  St. Patrick defiantly did things his way, after being set free!!!   So in honor of Meg and St. Patrick let’s make some green cards …

Today’s card is full of green!  And what goes with green better than white and a great sketch from Global Design Project!!!  #078

I just love the bold stamp set, Layering Love.  It has the best sentiments!! And I just love the bold fount!!!   Live, laugh, love is just perfect!!!  And the sometimes the smallest thing… Just love :>  

I have two cards to share with you today.  The first is taking the sketch in the most traditional sense of a sketch.  The second card I took some liberty with the sketch.

  • Using my clarity stencil brushes and my favorite stencil to add texture to the background.
  • Then added layers of green and white stripes and polka dots.
  • over this I added a layer with the stitched dies and the sentiment.

For the second card, I decided to use a white background and added texture to it!!!!!

  • still using the stencil brushes I added Wild Wasabi ink to the Whisper White background.  These brushes make it very easy to add some texture to a background.  And the color goes on so very smooth!!!!
  • the sketch is turned on its side and  the circle is enlarged!!!
  • the sentiment is perfect fit in the circle!  It is bold and makes a statement against the background!!!!

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

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